2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/3rd Row Consumer Review - Major Disappointment
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2005 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

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V6 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/3rd Row)

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Major Disappointment
By criticalbob on

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2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

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Five speed transmission is rather rough. First gear is especially useless - you could push the car faster off the line. Handling is mediocre at best, as the car seems heavy and clumsy. Also, like a car equipped with an old fashioned carburetor, it often seems to hesitate and stumble. Gas mileage has been a major disappointment. As one other reviewer noted, the paint can be scratched with a fingernail. Of the three Toyotas I have owned, this is the first one that will be traded after only three years. Seems very overpriced for what you get, so it will be interesting to see what the trade-in value will be.

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Interior is fairly comfortable, although the seats could be better.

Suggested Improvements

Toyota needs a better AWD system. Living in the snowbelt, it annoys me to have to push a button to lock in traction that is not as good as what was automatic on my old Forester.
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